Data Transfer v2.0: FAQ

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This document provides answers to some frequently asked questions.

What information is in the filename?
Each file name will have a string of numbers, for example:
  • 2016022601 is in YYYYMMDDHH format. This is the UTC hour for events in that file (hours are numbered 0 to 23).
  • 20160225_234912 is in YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS format. This is the time the report was generated in local account time (DCM and unified) or EST (DBM only).
  • 218211994 is the file ID.
How do I know when all files are delivered?
For each day there are:
  • 24 click files (hours 0-23).
  • 24 impression files (hours 0-23).
  • 1 activity file.
  • 21 match tables.
Clients with custom configurations may have different numbers.
What if I encounter duplicate files for the same date and hour?
This can happen. When more than one file has the same date/hour stamp, use the one with the latest minutes / seconds, based on the filename timestamp.
I think some of my data is incorrect, what can I do?
Contact your support representative with information about the problem. If data seems to be missing, provide details about which hours are missing, and files that aren’t accounted for.
How do I find out what's been deprecated in v2, or moved to match tables?
See the migration guide for information on mapping from v1 to v2.